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# Stephen Donnelly

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ASTI says vaccine meeting with public health experts and minister was 'unsatisfactory'
The decision to overhaul the vaccine plan has sparked anger from teachers who expected to be vaccinated sooner.
26 states added to mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Serbia and Moldova
People arriving from these countries from 6 April will need to pre-book hotel quarantine.
'We got 300 calls today': High demand for children's shoes after they're reclassified as essential
One store has booked in 240 appointments already.
Rapid testing 'could be deployed in all schools by September 2021'
Antigen testing is not yet recommended as a requirement to enter restaurants or other leisure activities.
Fewer than a million vaccine doses will be delivered in April, but will be caught up on in May and June, says Tánaiste
A delivery of 112,000 vaccines were delivered last night, said Varadkar.
Kelly accuses Donnelly of 'incompetence' during heated row in Dáil over Covid vaccine roll-out
Donnelly told the Dáil he is “reluctant” to give specific estimates on vaccine deliveries.
Health minister signs approval for Janssen vaccine as 272 patients in hospital with Covid-19
The number of hospitalisations is at its lowest point since Christmas Day.
Seven new walk-in Covid test centres are being set up this week
Three of the centres are opening tomorrow.
Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.
Covid cases could hit 2,000 a day in four weeks, NPHET told government ahead of reopening announcement
“Unfortunately, the significant ‘headroom’ that was available last summer when case counts were very low isn’t available now.”
Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy
Leftover vaccines were given to staff from St Gerard’s Catholic school in Bray this week.
The Dublin hospital gave "leftover vaccines" to 20 teachers and staff from St Gerard's Catholic school in Bray.
HSE CEO Paul Reid said the incident is "extremely annoying" and "extremely frustrating for the public".
What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?
Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310
Taoiseach requests review into Health Department's gathering of dossiers on children with autism
Labour leader Alan Kelly the Taoiseach’s “belated” call for a policy review will not answer the ‘why’ of the issue.
Explainer: 26 bookings made so far today for mandatory hotel quarantine. Here's what you need to know
As of 7 March, 4,172 people have flown in from Category 2 high risk countries.
Walk-in Covid testing to be introduced in areas with high virus rates
“We’re targeting the virus where we know it is,” the health minister said.
HSE chief says confidence levels in AstraZeneca 'rocked' by supply issues
Earlier the health minister said that over a seven-day period last week, the company revised down deliveries “at the very last minute, three times”.
Figures show more than 30,000 people waiting on HSE gynaecology outpatient appointments
30,180 people were waiting on outpatient appointments up to the end of January.
Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday
Stephen Donnelly is appearing before the Oireachtas Health Committee to answer questions from TDs.
Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.
Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600
Ten Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU died in the 24 hours up to 8am yesterday – the single highest daily number.
Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister
The new legislation is being debated in the Dáil this afternoon.
Donnelly: Ireland could have enough doses to vaccinate 10.3 million people
The minister said this will be dependent on supply but this is based on what Ireland has secured.
Michael McGrath: 'There's no going back, there can be no fourth lock down'
The government is set to publish its new Living with Covid plan after a Cabinet meeting today.
100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April
The health minister has said capacity is being built up to vaccinate 250,000 people a week.
Cabinet not expected to sign-off on mandatory hotel quarantine legislation until tomorrow
It is understood the Bill wasn’t “fully ready” for today’s Cabinet meeting this morning.
'Nothing was run by us before list was published': Some official vaccination centres claim deals haven't been finalised
The minister released a list of 37 locations for vaccination centres yesterday.
Health Minister warned of staff shortages by HSE in pre-Christmas message
Dr Lorraine Doherty wrote on 21 December that the Covid-19 situation was “deteriorating”.
Nearly 85,000 people have received their two Covid-19 vaccine doses, latest figures show
The Covid-19 vaccines available require a two-dose schedule.
More than 230,000 vaccine doses administered in Ireland up to last Friday
The HSE has said that a further 29,000 vaccines will be administered this week.
'Negotiations ongoing' on zero VAT rate for newer period products like menstrual cups
A report launched today found that extensive research is required to examine the impact of period poverty in Ireland.
First 21,600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrive into Ireland
The vaccine was authorized by the Minister for Health earlier this week
Donnelly: 'Not legally possible' to tell people to quarantine in bedrooms, instead there's 'public health advice'
The Health Minister’s comments on television have been questioned by opposition politicians.
Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.
Going to the airport to leave the State without a valid reason is now an offence
People in breach may be subject to a fine of €500.
'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words
A number of nurses contacted the Health Minister following a Dáil debate over pay in December.
Nearly 14,000 healthcare workers fully vaccinated as doses administered tops 160,000
Frontline healthcare workers have received 89,900 doses, including 76,100 first doses and 13,800 second doses.
Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces
The health minister said from this week, significant volumes of antigen tests are being deployed across healthcare settings.
Donnelly confirms people aged 70 and over to begin receiving Covid vaccine from next month
The health minister said that delivery of the Astrazeneca vaccine in March will be “considerably lower” than what was expected.
Provision for delivery and funding of Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme announced
Legislation underpinning the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme was enacted in June 2019.
'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.
Health Minister seeks early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines
An early delivery would be sent to GPs and pharmacies to be ready for use when the vaccine approved.